Executive Development

Tripping over our own bias [And why it doesn’t serve us]

By Susan MacKenty Brady on February 27, 2018

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We all have biases–conscious and unconscious. Both ways impact behavior. We automatically assume things about people born and raised in certain cities, countries, regions, etc. We judge people by how they look or present themselves to the world. We don’t do it on purpose, but we are all guilty of some sort of bias and judgment. Imagine if you unknowingly carry these thoughts into the workplace.

Posted in Blog, Executive Development, Leadership Development, Talent Management, Women in Leadership

Leaders, enlarge your podium!

By Mark Hannum on February 14, 2018

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The essence of purposeful leadership is finding the “why” within yourself, and then enlarging your podium to include other leaders who have similar “whys”—or who are inspired enough to adapt your same “why.” The purposeful leader uses this collective energy to organize and energize efforts to achieve the “why.”

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Are you becoming a wise leader?

By Richard Leider on February 12, 2018

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So, how does one go from being a smart leader to becoming a wise leader? Start by seeing the world differently—from the inside out. A wise leader is constantly becoming more self‐aware. Without self‐awareness, it’s very hard to move out of smartness.

Posted in Blog, Executive Development, Leadership Development, Talent Management

What’s “purpose” actually about?

By Matt Norquist on February 8, 2018

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Searches for the terms “purpose” and “purposeful” have been on the rise. It seems like media, investors, businesspeople and society at large have been enamored with doing good—and with the term “purpose”—lately. The reality is that purpose can mean very different things depending on who you are talking to.

Posted in Blog, Executive Development, Inclusive Leadership, Leadership Development, Talent Management

Women leaders, it’s time to glide (not jump) over the hurdles in front of us

By Susan MacKenty Brady on February 5, 2018

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The reality is that bias—and the other hurdles in the workforce may be impacting us. The good news is that we can control these and they can actually help us advance. The behavior change starts with us.

Posted in Blog, Executive Development, Women in Leadership

Drum roll, please: Top 5 posts from 2017

By Sarah Breigle on January 29, 2018

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The end of the year is a time for reflection—and for our editorial staff to take a look back to see what resonated with our readers in 2017. As it turns out, topics like purpose, coaching, and resilience were top-of-mind for you—so, without further ado, here are the top five stories of 2017!

Posted in Blog, Executive Development, Leadership Development

Leaders Don’t Need Answers; They Just Need Great Questions

By Susie Kelleher on November 14, 2017

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Leaders often feel they need to have all of the answers; that’s why we were promoted, right? Wrong. Leaders need to have great questions and live in a place of curiosity without judgement.

Posted in Blog, Coaching, Executive Development, Leadership Development

Perspectives and Possibilities: A Critical Path to Realizing Your Team’s Potential

By Karen Cvitkovich on November 3, 2017

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We need to recognize the power of diverse perspectives and the importance of creating a team where every member feels listened to, understood and respected. This means different things to different people based on their culture. Through this recognition, the power of perspectives can be fully realized and we can all accomplish more together.

Posted in Blog, Coaching, Executive Development, Leadership Development

Conventional thinking is the enemy of change | 10 leadership truths from #LinkageGILD

By Rachael Marangu on November 1, 2017

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What an incredible week! 500 leaders from around the world convened for our 21st Global Institute for Leadership Development® in Palm Desert, CA, for five days of immersive learning facilitated by a faculty of 60 best-selling authors, thought leaders, coaches

Posted in Blog, Executive Development, Leadership Development

Imagination + Innovation = New Possibilities

By Tom Kolditz on October 24, 2017

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For many of us who work to develop leaders, the reality of limited resources and organizational priorities can intrude on some of our grandest aspirations for development programs. But what would happen if we paused for a few moments, and imagined the finest development program we could design? What might that look like?

Posted in Blog, Executive Development, Leadership Development

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